As two-legged creatures, we have a countless number of beauty, hygiene and hare care products from which to choose. Sometimes there are too many options, but we say, bring on the choices. We all have different skin and hair types. We all like different smells.
Which, of course, brings me to your pets, who also deserve some choices when it comes to their fur and hygiene. And lucky for them, some of your — we mean, you, the human — favorite companies now offer their own pet care lines. Here are five that should leave your pups looking and feeling clean and healthy.
Fetch…for pets! recently unveiled a line of natural pet care products in a licensing partnership with Burt’s Bees Licensing. Burt’s Bees Natural Pet Care offers a range of natural grooming and oral care products specially formulated for dogs, which uses a minimum of 95% natural ingredients. Burt’s Bees Natural Pet Care Products are pH balanced for pets and contain no parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances or sulfates. All packaging is made from Post‐Consumer Recycled (PCR) materials and the bottles are also designed to be recyclable, allowing for minimal impact on the environment. And, of course, the line is cruelty free. Burt’s Bees Natural Pet Care will be available at pet specialty stores, including Petco and PetSmart in April.
The brainchild of Kyara Mascolo, the creator of Bed Head hair care products, Pet Head is a line of fashion-forward pet products. The line includes such products as Dirty Talk Deodorizing Shampoo, Life’s An Itch Skin Soothing Shampoo and Furtastic Creme Rinse For Curly & Long Coat. All of the company’s shampoos and sprays are made in the USA. Coming soon to the Pet Head line: Dog Nail Polish.
Kiehl’s develops its skin care products with safe, natural ingredients that help skin retain moisture and nutrients. And the company has extended its promise to its dog care products, which are formulated for the cleansing needs of canines. The Cuddly-Coat Grooming Shampoo removes dirt, debris and odor; is gentle enough for your dog’s coat, face and skin; and blends Chamomile Flower Extract with efficacious and gentle cleansing ingredients. The Cuddly-Coat Conditioning Rinse nurtures and moisturizes while providing a shine between treatments and leaves coat and skin with a soft feel and a glossy sheen. And the Spray-N-Play Cleansing Spritz is the company’s no-rinse “waterless shampoo” for use between pet grooming sessions.
That’s right — Co-founder of Paul Mitchell Systems John Paul DeJoria has joined the bandwagon with its own pet care line: John Paul Pet. The line’s shampoos and conditioners are pH balanced so they don’t irritate sensitive pet skin. The line is “tested on humans first” to ensure effectiveness and safety for all pets. In addition, John Paul Pet supports such programs as Best Friends Animal Society, The Morris Animal Foundation, PAWS, The California Wildlife Association, pet rescue organizations and pet charities. The company’s line includes dog, cat and horse products; Grooming System Prepacks; and paraben- and EDTA-free products.
Have you ever smelled the bad breath of a dog? There are no words, are there? Bad breath forms — just as it does in humans — by bacteria that grow on the tongue. These bacteria produce sulfur-based odors, aka bad breath. Curing this involved cleaning into the crevices of your pet’s tough to remove the bacteria. The makers of OraBrush have developed — get ready for it — a product just for your canine: Orapup. First apply an Orapup Flavor Pack to the soft, pointed bristles of this doggy tongue cleaner. The Flavor Packs, which your pups will gladly lick away, contain all-natural enzymes that build up good bacteria to protect against bad breath. Your pup will lick his bad breath away.